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Ola Aina Chelsea Coach, Conte hails Nigerian youngster

Aina was in the Chelsea’s starting-line up for the win, playing as a left back before switching to right back at the start of the second half.

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Ola Aina play Ola Aina impressed new Chelsea coach, Conte in Chelsea's pre-season win (AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian born Chelsea youngster, Ola Aina impressed his coach, Antonio Conte in their 3-0 win over Austrian side, Wolfsberger AC in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, July 20.

Aina was in the Chelsea’s starting-line up for the win, playing as a left back before switching to right back at the start of the second half and his performances impressed Conte.

Chelsea players play Chelsea's starting line-up against Wolfsberger AC (Reuters)

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 “Aina is showing the Academy is a good school and it is very important for the club. It’s a new source,” Chelsea new coach said on the club’s official website.

 

I am very happy to have young players to work with and that I can improve and permit to become Chelsea first team players, not young players.”

Antonio Conte play Antonio Conte was impressed by Ola Aina's performance in Chelsea's pre-season win (Getty Images )

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The 19-yeear-old full name, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa Aina has been at Chelsea since he was 11. Although he is born to Nigerian parents, the defender is already an England international at youth level. He is however still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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